-Showing some parts of our body, nudity or sexual connotation or kind of “erotic” stuff always sell well compared to appropriateness.
On recent song clips, “shocking” visual would mark more people than the song itself (no need to sing well, letting imagination wanders around visual) and that would mark people to make the buzz needed.
Like on Youtube Dramafever previews, when the preview pic is a topless guy or a kiss, you’ll see the difference in thousands, millions views, people would click (mostly female).
-Worldwide, there’s a trivialization of nudity. The way I see it, international standards have changed compared to 10 years back, in Korea too for better or for worst (see Korean clips nowadays, you see a lot of flesh, innuendos).
-After, it depends on your own standard, feeling with nudity/appropriateness. Like if it’s BS for you, is it the same for others or the majority? I think there’s a part of subjectivity here. It depends on the eyes of the beholder.
Watching a woman with a bra on a screen won’t make me feel somewhat wow, because of all these clips, it’s becoming “normal” (like before, showing your ankle was really erotic for a man or touching hands without gloves was really an intimate move, it has changed now, isn’t it the same with bras and topless?).
But seeing in real a woman without a bra, it would be another story, because behind a screen, it seems like it’s not real, so it’s not happening in your space.
-There’s a topic on this forum “Mature dramas”. What does mature mean for some viewers? Need to see more flesh, more action, bolder, more sexual connotation? More seduction?
Many participated on this topic because many may have felt the same way (in which way?) and if some dramas evolve like this & more, isn’t it the answer to what this type of audience wanted? And until which extent it would evolve?
-Are we talking about “cliches” now? XD I kinda got this feeling with the shower scene. Most females like this type of cliches XD Like there are some love cliches and dramas made these types of scenes become cliches. When I read comments, the reaction towards these types of cliches are really enthusiastic XD
-I wonder if there’s not some “hormonal” thing in this XD Like our brain and body react to another body or signals/hormones that this other body is generating.
-Plus, the Korean society now has a particular view on beauty. Showing flesh, abs, perfect toned body, men with lipsticks or bronzers might remind people of beauty (standards of beauty), sexiness. While watching Korean vloggers, dramas, clips, Kbeauty that made it on Sephora, I feel that their society really cares about that, vibes like looks are really really important for Koreans. Beauty in the appearance. I’m not really surprised if they want to show these perfect toned bodies like they want to show men with lipsticks, it’s like glorification of flawless appearance.
-I’m not for showing topless guys every second in a drama or trying to defend topless & shower scenes. There’s no difference for me.
Not really related to dramas, but in general:
I find some beauty in the human body.